Pre-Vocational Studies

  • Instructor(s): Hendrix, Linda
  • Category:
  • Online & In-Person Learning Available
Online Program
A computer and web camera are required for online learning programs

Program Description

The Pre-Vocational Studies program is designed to bridge the gap between student knowledge in the content areas of math and reading. Students will meet or exceed the TABE requirements to be accepted into a program of choice. Focused and targeted instruction will be used to ensure gains in math and reading that lead to increased TABE scores and acceptance into the program of choice.

Course Content

Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra; MATH1010

Course Description: Prepares students to demonstrate mastery of principles of basic math through elementary algebra. Students will also learn to use a scientific calculator.

This course enables students to develop basic mathematics competencies and demonstrate academic gains to meet TABE requirement for program of choice.

Course Outline:

  • Course Introduction
  • Number Sense
  • Whole Numbers
  • Finding Squares and Cubes
  • Fractions
  • Ratios and Rates
  • Percentages
  • Number Operation Sense
  • Operations with Whole Numbers
  • Solving Word Problems

Method of Instruction: Lecture, small group and individual work, computer-based instruction

Reading Basics; ENGL1000

Course Description: Provides students basic reading comprehension skills and focuses on increasing vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

This course enables students to develop basic reading competencies for academic gains and demonstrate achievement to meet TABE requirement for program of choice.

Course Outline:

  • Course Introduction
  • Finding Word Meaning in Context
  • Determining Vocabulary from Word Parts and Context Clues
  • Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
  • Identifying Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Paragraph Patterns
  • Making Inferences and Identifying Implied Main Ideas
  • Identifying Transitions and Sentence Relationships
  • Recognizing Paragraph Patterns
  • Identifying Author’s Purpose

Method of Instruction: Lecture, small group and individual work, computer-based instruction

Allied Health Foundations; ALHE 1000

This course is designed to help students lay a strong foundation that will prepare them to enter a variety of allied health programs. The course will familiarize students with the many facets of allied health professions, Students will learn about different types of health care professionals, medical ethics and terminology.

This course will develop a foundation to prepare students to enter a variety of health-related professions.

Course Outline:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Patient Care
  • Basics of Personal Care Services
  • Health and Safety in the Home and Workplace
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention
  • Basics of Nutrition

Method of Instruction: Lecture, writing assignments, guest speaker, computer-based instruction

Business Foundations; BUS1000

Course Description: This course is designed to help students lay a strong foundation that will prepare them to enter a variety of business programs. The course will familiarize students with the many facets of customer service; provide keyboarding training, human relations and workforce preparation and overall digital literacy.

Course Outline:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Keyboarding
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Human Relations: Intelligent Decision-making, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Communication and Listening Skills

Method of Instruction: Lecture, writing assignments, guest speaker, computer-based instruction

Job Readiness Training; CALS 1420

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for current and future careers.

Course Outline:

  • Understand and develop workplace readiness
  • Develop skills to work with people
  • Preparedness for employment by developing soft skills

Method of Instruction: Online and lecture

Program Requirements

Diploma or HSE; Proof of MMR vaccination

More Information

Costs Covered by SUNY Rochester EOC

  • Tuition-free learning*
  • Books and supplies**
  • Program certifications**
  • NYS examination fees**
  • Finger printing**
*Applicant must meet eligibility requirements.
**If applicable. Covered costs are reviewed on an individual basis and may be subject to change.
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